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Congress conceived IOCL refinery: Harichandan

Bhubaneswar: Cornered in the tug of war between ruling BJD and BJP to take credit for IOCL’s refinery at Paradip ahead of its inauguration, the Congress party woke up on Saturday to claim that the contribution of the two parties towards the development of the port town is zero. “Whatever development is seen in Paradip […]

IOCL ref: BJD, BJP, Congress jostle for credit

Bhubaneswar: Three major political parties of Odisha – BJD, BJP and Congress – are jostling with each other to take credit for the IOCL refinery at Paradip. While ruling BJD presented data regarding the State government’s contribution towards setting up of the IOCL refinery in a press meet, BJP, which is in power at the […]

Security mock drill conducted ahead of PM’s visit

Bhubaneswar: The police on Friday conducted security mock drills in Bhubaneswar and Puri ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Sunday visit to the State. The Commissionerate police conducted drills in the city in which more than thirty vehicles took part. The drill began from the campus of National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) […]

IOCL poster war reaches Paradip; BJD lodges FIR on torn posters

Bhubaneswar: The battle to take credit for IOCL’s refinery reached the streets of Paradip on Friday after activists of the ruling BJD and BJP blocked roads in several parts of the port town following a face-off. Meanwhile, BJD today lodged a police complaint after finding that the party’s posters for the February 7 event have […]

IOCL’s ‘Jan Amantran’ vehicles spark off political war

Bhubaneswar: The campaign vans of Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) named ‘Jan Amantran’ vehicles propagating various central programmes have sparked off a political war between BJP and BJD in the State. Two heavyweights of the regional ruling party – Tourism minister Ashok Panda and Cooperation minister Damodar Rout have raised objections over the pictures of […]

diesel theft
Four held for stealing diesel from cargo ship

Paradip Marine Police on Wednesday night seized around 2000 litres of diesel from a boat in the Mahanadi confluence area near the port and arrested four persons in this connection

Three drown in sea in Paradip

Paradip: Three labourers engaged in an oil refinery project here drowned while taking bath in the sea, police officials said today. The three, all belonging to Bihar, were taking bath in the sea near Baliyatra ground when a strong current pulled them deep into the water yesterday. Two of the deceased were identified as Pankaj […]

GAIL drops Paradip LNG terminal plans

New Delhi: GAIL India, the nation’s largest natural gas distributor, has dropped plans to set up a Rs 3,108 crore floating LNG import terminal at Paradip in Odisha. GAIL was looking for a strategic partner for the 4 million tons a year floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal off the Paradip coast. But with a […]

Ex-VP of transport co held for Rs 30 cr fraud

Bhubaneswar: Former Deputy Vice President of a coal transport company, Rakesh Chopra was arrested by the Economic Offences Wing of Crime Branch for swindling funds worth Rs 30 cr, informed DIG Sanjay Kumar today. Chopra who was working as the Vice President of Paradip-based Karam Chand Thapar and Brothers Ltd was apprehended by the Crime […]

Indian Coast Guard
Indian Coast Guard launches coastal security awareness drive

Paradip: The Indian Coast Guard today launched a coastal security awareness and medical campaign to commemorate its raising day. Odisha Governor S C Jamir flagged off a motor cycle rally marking the launch of the campaigns. A team of 32 personnel from Indian Coast Guard, Marine Police and fishing community travelling on 16 motorcycles will […]

posco agitation
Anti-displacement activists protest MoEF clearance to Posco

Anti-displacement activists on Wednesday staged demonstrations at the Posco's proposed plant site and in the state capital, in protest of environment clearance granted by the Centre and Odisha government's recommendation of prospecting licence in favour of the South Korean company

4 burnt alive, 60 houses gutted in slum fire

Paradip: At least four persons were reportedly burnt alive and around 60 houses were gutted in major fire which broke out in a slum area at Atharbanki near here late Saturday night.